brushing bread with egg wash
I was wondering if anyone had tried brushing their sandwich loaves with egg wash during baking.. I've found that when I brush prior to baking and sprinkle with seeds, the loaf comes out uneven. During the oven spring, the seeds are left to one side of the loaf, and the other side expands to reveal a seed-free section. So I thought perhaps by brushing and sprinkling the seeds after this stage, perhaps halfway through baking, I might end up with a more symetrical-looking loaf.. Does this break any holy bread-baking rules? :) I also have a sneaky suspicion that the egg wash inhibits the rise in some way. Am I imagining this? Oh, and I should mention that I have tried brushing, sprinkling and then scoring - only to find that the same thing happens and I have a score that is also off center. And I prefer not to score sandwich loaves anyway. Sorry for being so picky; I like symetrical loaves, lol.